HOW THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CEOs KEEP ON REINVENTING THEIR BUSINESSES TO STAY ON TOP OF THE GAME
17th September: 12.15 – 13:30 CEO AGENDA: THE RETAIL MARATHON
Retail success requires huge capital, vigilant and focused management, detailed strategy and plans to map expansion in different locations but the name of the game is to keep reinventing the business. The landscape of a retail business changes itself completely every 3-4 years. The most successful heads of coveted brands and retail businesses offer indepth insights on what keeps their retail gameplan to succeed, how they cope up in the Boardroom, and how they translate the Boardroom strategies to the retail manager to the checkout lines.
AD entered the foodservice industry at a very nascent stage. Owing to his limitations of formal training and financial backing he relied on creativity and ideas to build restaurant brands. He then backed these with hard work, warmth and innovation and that has been the trademarks of his success over the years.
AD’s restaurant ventures began in 1990 when he opened Just Desserts, a jazz café that served only coffee and desserts. Filling a huge void the restaurant was an immediate hit and was even described by India Today as the “phenomenon of the nineties”. In 2000 AD Singh also opened “the Olive Bar and Kitchen” which was immediately voted as one of Bombay’s top five and India’s top twenty restaurants by an Outlook survey. Over the years AD Singh has sought to constantly steer the Olive brand further in his quest for bringing forth a warm, cosy dining experience of high standards for its patrons.